This book changed my embroidery life! The layers of stitching and using other materials inspired me (and continues to do so!) many years ago when I first came across this book in Japanese. Now it's been translated to English and can reach a wider audience.
There are over 25 projects in this book complete with patterns, instructions, and inspiration. Kazuko Aoki draws inspiration from her garden and breaks the book into seasonal sections. Wouldn't it be a fun challenge to make each section during its season?